Former Detroit Lions DT John Penisini unretires

Earlier this week, the Detroit Lions waived John Penisini from the reserve/retirement list, indicating his intention to return to the NFL after retiring from the league a year ago. The Lions had held his rights while he was under contract, but he became an unrestricted free agent when they waived him. While there is a need for defensive tackles on the team, it is unclear if the Lions are interested in bringing Penisini back.

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Key Points

  • Penisini retired from the NFL in 2022.
  • The Detroit Lions waived him from the reserve/retirement list, allowing him to become an unrestricted free agent.
  • He is now able to continue his NFL career with any team.
  • It is unclear if the Lions are interested in bringing him back, despite their need for defensive tackles.
  • Penisini dealt with injuries during his two years in Detroit.

Bottom Line – Detroit Lions DT John Penisini: Back in the Game

Penisini’s return to the NFL after retirement is a testament to his dedication and passion for the sport. It will be interesting to see where he ends up and how he performs in the upcoming season. For the Lions, his return provides a potential opportunity for them to fill a need on their defensive line, but they may also be looking at other options in the draft and free agency. Regardless, Penisini’s unretirement is a reminder that the NFL is always full of surprises and unexpected twists.

Written by W.G. Brady

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